Excerpt from The Rhymester, or the Rules of Rhyme: A Guide to English Versification He was born in 1835, and he died toward the end of 1874. He began life as a clerk in the War Office, a position he gave up in 1865, when he became editor of Fun. In the course of his literary career he wrote four or five vels, of which at least one - For Valor - was republished in this country; and he edited as many Christmas annuals. In 1868 he published his first Comic Annual, in imitation of his father, and so popular did he make it that it continues to appear even w, seven years after his death. He also wrote and illustrated many books for children. As editor of Fun, he showed that he was also the author of Rules of Rhyme ; he practiced what he preached, and he neither wrote r tolerated slipshod rhyme and halting rhythm. While he edited Fun, its verse -comic or serious, pathetic or satiric - had always a high degree of technical merit. He could t make poets of all those who wrote verse for the paper; but he could and did make them mend their paces and mind their stops. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.